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King Coal: Mining Bituminous
Story Credits:

Authors: William Sisson and Curt Miner with the assistance of Thomas Dublin, and contributions by Charles Hardy III and Thomas J. Misa.

Image Research, Rights, and Preparation: Marie Brown Wilson, with the assistance of William Sisson

Captions: Charles Hardy III and Marie Brown Wilson with the assistance of Thomas Dublin, William Sisson, the Staff at the Coal and Coke Heritage Center, Penn State, Fayette, Elaine Hunchuck DeFrank, and the oral histories of coal miners and their families.

Image Galleries: Marie Brown Wilson

Videos: Footage courtesy of Silver Cinders, the Legacy of Coal and Coke in Southwestern Pa., Cultural Heritage Research Services, Inc. (CHRS) and Branch Valley Video Productions, 2000.

Related Attractions: Kim Samilo

Digital Content Ingestion: Russ Neff and Marie Brown Wilson

Lesson Plans:
Elementary School:
Life in a Coal Patch, by Sarah McCollum

Middle School:
Edible Coal Mining, by Deborah Pro

High School:
Working Where the Sun Never Shines, by Kristin L. Chilcote

The Alton Tobey Collection
The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives,
Anna Toth, Bobtown, Pa. and The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA
Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Museum of Art
Chris DellaMea
Coal and Coke Heritage Center, Penn State Fayette,
Corbis- Bettmann
Cornwall Iron Furnace,
Courtney Howell
David and Bev Jones
Department of Environmental Protection, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum, The Pennsylvania State University.
Elaine Hunchuck DeFrank
Evelyn A. Hovanec
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Johnstown Area Heritage Association
Joyce M. Tice, Tri-Counties Genealogy and History
Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield, England, Photo' by Wikityke
Klaus Grutzka, Art in Industry
Library of Congress
Mt. Pleasant Historical Society Archives
National Archives
New York Times
Pamela Kubacka Seighman
Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine
Pennsylvania State Archives
Pennsylvania State Museum
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Robert Shetterly,
Special Collections and Archives, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
United Mine Workers of America
United States Senate
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